Topic: NGD

NGD, I've never owned a Fender strat before:

http://neophytte.mine.nu/misc/fender_strat.jpg

Now I do smile

Cheers

Richard 

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YAY! I'm so happy for you. Life changing. smile You plan on doing a lot of whammy dives with that locking nut?     

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Nice, Richard. You chose a pretty color. I wish you much fun playing your Strat!

Bill     

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Nice rig, NEO ... I love that it's got a Floyd Rose, and not the usual stock Fender tremolo ... much more stable. How's it sound?     

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Thanks all, to answer you individually:

Baldguitardude wrote:

You plan on doing a lot of whammy dives with that locking nut?

Nope, I'm not really a whammy bar guy; and I think it's locked with a tremelo-no or something ...

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

Nice, Richard. You chose a pretty color. I wish you much fun playing your Strat!

Thanks - I like blue; it goes with my PRS (also the sme year):

http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2014-08-25_PRS_Electric_1989/thumbnails/PRS_Electric_1989-018.jpg

Tenement Funster wrote:

Nice rig, NEO ... I love that it's got a Floyd Rose, and not the usual stock Fender tremolo ... much more stable. How's it sound?

It's actually a Kahler tremelo system, for a rare period between 1988 and 1989 they were fitted as stock in a few guitars which were made in America, but assembled in Japan, or something like that - stories vary on the web, there is a similar (sold item) on Reverb here. To quote from that advert:

Made in Japan (MIJ) Standard Stratocaster -

During their transition into a new facility beginning in 1984, Fender went through a period of relatively low domestic output when they were subsequently forced to rely more heavily on Japanese imports to meet demand. As evidenced by the rise in popularity of Japanese brands during the 70’s and 80’s, the FujiGen Gakki-made Fenders were exceptionally well-made. At least one account states that when the first shipments of these guitars arrived at  Fender, some builders actually cried when confronted with a Japanese standard of quality that had yet to be achieved in American production. Regardless of the veracity of such a story, the quality of this guitar’s construction and performance is self-evident, as it could certainly hold its own against any Strat made today.

While the addition of the Kahler Spyder undoubtedly adds a bit of weight (and complexity!) to this guitar, it is still a manageable 8.2 lbs and physically well-balanced. Though the guitar is used, (snip...)

Obviously the Kahler floating tremolo system is one of this guitar’s more distinctive features. Though perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, the Kahler tremolo makes this Strat a great value for anyone in need of a dive-bombing shredder guitar (or simply a more stable instrument). While not pictured, please note that the appropriate tremolo arm is included! On a final note, all proceeds of this sale will go towards the purchase of student model guitars for charity. Thanks for looking!

FEATURES
    Alder Body
    1 11/16 Nut Width
    Maple Neck with Maple Fingerboard
    Black Fingerboard Markers
    3-ply White Pickguard
    Aged White Control Knobs and Switch Tip
    3 Single Coil Pickups w/5-Way Switch
    Kahler Spyder Floating Tremolo w/Lockin Nut
    Chrome Gotoh 6-in-a-line Tuning Machines
    8.2 lbs

I want to give it a good clean and a setup before I plug it in!!

Cheers

Richard     

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Re: NGD

I think you should start doing whammy dives. I feel like with that axe you HAVE to. It's a moral imperative. smile     

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Baldguitardude wrote:

I think you should start doing whammy dives. I feel like with that axe you HAVE to. It's a moral imperative. smile

Did you ever see my PRS with a Floyd Rose?

http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2011-09-28-PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3/images/PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3-060.jpg

I installed a Roland GK pickup to run synth sounds - click the pic for the full story ...

Cheers

Richard     

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8 (edited by Strummerboy Bill 2018-09-20 19:27:41)

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So now my wife wants to know if you have blue eyes...... If I didn't know better......;).

Anyway she's got her hands full with her blue-eyed, blond-haired German. (Who also likes blue guitars!)

http://[beta.photobucket.com/u/Drummerboy49/p/afca6297-14ba-47b7-9bb6-4356481f8f9f]jpg 

I can't get this thing to work (again). Anyway, I'm the guy with the blue Takamine Jasmine on the far right - if someone can fix this. If not, you'll just have to take my word for it, neo. wink

Bill

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Re: NGD

Strummerboy Bill wrote:

So now my wife wants to know if you have blue eyes...... If I didn't know better......;).

Nope, my eyes are green ... couldn't get the pic to work ... sad     

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Re: NGD

I also have green eyes but my strat is white a la George Harrison during his Bangladesh period. I only used the tremelo arm/whammy bar on Shadows tunes, for other FX I used the heel of my hand. I'm missing it now.... I'll have to get it out of the box and have a noodle.

Congrats on a lovely guitar...I love that PRS, I don't suppose you want to donate it to a worthy charity namely me?     

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neophytte wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

I think you should start doing whammy dives. I feel like with that axe you HAVE to. It's a moral imperative. smile

Did you ever see my PRS with a Floyd Rose?

http://neophytte.mine.nu/photo/2011-09-28-PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3/images/PRS_Torero_add_Roland_GK-Kit-GT3-060.jpg

I installed a Roland GK pickup to run synth sounds - click the pic for the full story ...

Cheers

Richard

Wow that’s a good lookin axe     

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Baldguitardude wrote:
neophytte wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

I think you should start doing whammy dives. I feel like with that axe you HAVE to. It's a moral imperative. smile

Did you ever see my PRS with a Floyd Rose?

I installed a Roland GK pickup to run synth sounds - click the pic for the full story ...

Cheers

Richard

Wow that’s a good lookin axe

Thanks, 2011 PRS SE Torero in Royal Blue ...     

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Getting the Kahler Spyder system out (and back in) was a bit of an experience .... !!!     

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Re: NGD

I've read that the Kahler's are finicky ... good on ya for the attempt and the success.     

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Tenement Funster wrote:

I've read that the Kahler's are finicky ... good on ya for the attempt and the success.

Heh - yea, first time I've had to take a bridge out to change the strings (but it ends up you don't have to take it out, however it was good to get the dust out!!). I still haven't found how to properly intonate the thing ...

Cheers

Richard     

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Re: NGD

Did ya see this? https://www.whammyparts.com/images/PDF's/2720%20Spyder%20adjustments%20and%20setup.pdf

As an alternative just play one note at a time. It’ll at least be less obvious.     

17 (edited by neophytte 2018-09-26 01:47:49)

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Baldguitardude wrote:

Did ya see this? https://www.whammyparts.com/images/PDF's/2720%20Spyder%20adjustments%20and%20setup.pdf

As an alternative just play one note at a time. It’ll at least be less obvious.

Thanks - I did, but it wasn't until I looked at it just then I saw the intonation adjustments .... smile

Cheers for that!!

(for anyone else wanting to look, you need to add the apostrophe after the PDF and before the s after you click on the link)

Richard

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18 (edited by Strummerboy Bill 2018-09-26 04:55:54)

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Baldguitardude wrote:

I think you should start doing whammy dives. I feel like with that axe you HAVE to. It's a moral imperative. smile

Heh-heh-heh........ He said "moral".   smile

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Re: NGD

neophytte wrote:
Baldguitardude wrote:

Did ya see this? https://www.whammyparts.com/images/PDF's/2720%20Spyder%20adjustments%20and%20setup.pdf

As an alternative just play one note at a time. It’ll at least be less obvious.

Thanks - I did, but it wasn't until I looked at it just then I saw the intonation adjustments .... smile

Cheers for that!!

(for anyone else wanting to look, you need to add the apostrophe after the PDF and before the s after you click on the link)

Richard

Well, that PDF wasn't entirely accurate (maybe it was, and I didn't see it), but the intonation on my early Spyder is set by loosening the strings, then loosening the hex nut directly under the string, apparently this allows the saddle to slide back and forth - thanks to Bob Kahler for showing me the way!!

Cheers

Richard     

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Phill Williams wrote:

I also have green eyes but my strat is white a la George Harrison during his Bangladesh period. I only used the tremelo arm/whammy bar on Shadows tunes, for other FX I used the heel of my hand. I'm missing it now.... I'll have to get it out of the box and have a noodle.

Congrats on a lovely guitar...I love that PRS, I don't suppose you want to donate it to a worthy charity namely me?

Sorry, missed this one ... hmm, I've thought about selling it, as the guitar-synth stuff is another artform in itself .... check this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmsio4QHJuI     

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Do you still have  a a Floyd Rose ??     

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Classical Guitar wrote:

Do you still have  a a Floyd Rose ??

Yes, the one on the PRS pictured above ... smile

Cheers

Richard     

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Nice, Richard. You chose a pretty color. I wish you much fun playing your Strat!     

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Polemonium wrote:

Nice, Richard. You chose a pretty color. I wish you much fun playing your Strat!

Thanks!!!     

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Nice!!